Australian Foremen Stevedores' Association

Identity area

Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

Australian Foremen Stevedores' Association

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Other form(s) of name

  • Sydney Foremen Stevedores Association

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Description area

Dates of existence

1914 - 1991


The Association was founded in 1914 as the Sydney Foremen Stevedores' Association and registered under the New South Wales Trade Union Act of 1881 and the Industrial Arbitration Act of 1912 on 9 July 1915. The union was registered federally under the Conciliation & Arbitration Act of 1904 on 22 September 1939. The name of the Association was changed to the Australian Foremen Stevedores' Association at a Special Meeting of members held on 9 July 1941, and was registered on 20 October 1941. The Association continued to operate until 1991 when it was amalgamated into the Waterside Workers' Federation of Australia.


New South Wales; Queensland; Western Australia; South Australia; Victoria

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for wharf labourers

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Internal structures/genealogy

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Relationships area

Related entity

Waterside Workers’ Federation of Australia (1890 - 1993)

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 11 September 2012




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